Adware may be lurking in video on MySpace

Several MySpace pages offer what appear to be YouTube videos that trigger the installation of adware when played, a security company has warned.

The sexually explicit videos can be found on a number of user pages on the MySpace social-networking Web site, Websense said in an alert Monday. They look like YouTube videos, but are in fact hosted on a copycat “” Web site, Websense said. That Web site was still online as of Tuesday evening.

“When users click on the video, they are directed to a copy of the video,” Websense said. People are then redirected to the Windows Media Player, which will pop up a license agreement with installation of an adware program called Zango Cash, it said.

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News source: c|net